Cuba’s meeting on biodiversity and tourism attracts markets

The 9th Workshop on Biological Biodiversity and Tourism (Biotur 2023), which is taking place in this eastern city, is attracting the attention of tourist-sending markets.

This opinion is supported by many of those attending the event (July 17-21), who appreciate the adventure and rural modalities as rising points in to buy vacation trips globally.

The event seeks to boost the development of nature tourism, so it tries to attract tour operators dedicated to that modality in Cuba and promote the international marketing of new products related to flora, fauna and landscapes, especially in the eastern region of the island.

In this regard, the meeting planned for visits to farms and national parks, relevant products in terms of ecotourism in the eastern Cuban province of Holguín.

Adventure activities, trekking, bird and reptile watching, agro-ecology combined with jeep safari, to get to know the countryside, are on the agenda.

The director of the travel agency Ecotur S.A. Sucursal Oriente, Yoel Alberto Domínguez, reflected on details of the program of the event, which began on July 17 in the city of Gibara, eastern region, including presentations on the attractions of nature and tourism potential for bird watching and the cave system in that area.

Such space includes a Commercial Round, tastings of dishes of Gibara’s cuisine, the Biotur 2023 Award ceremony and the presentation of the books “Christopher Columbus’ Route along the northern coast of Holguin” and “Gibara’s Traditional Cuisine”.

Among the activities programmed for the attendees are visits to Los Panaderos Cave, emblematic site of the cave system of northern Holguin; and to Finca Alcala, where horseback riding, tree planting and interpretation of agro-productive activities are carried out.

Biotur 2023 ends tomorrow, Friday, with a tour of the Taino Village, a replica of an ancient settlement of that indigenous ethnic group, in Chorro de Maíta, to conclude at the agro-ecological farm El Frutal.

Source: Lao News Agency